Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Celebrating Jewish Ottawa’s inclusion successes

In the past year, the Jewish Ottawa community has seen some amazing successes in inclusion. As we head into Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month this February, the E-Bulletin wanted to take a look at some of those wins: 

Camp B'nai Brith of Ottawa launched its Inclusion Initiati…

Federation helps connect volunteers to organizations in need

Are you looking to share your expertise with others and for a meaningful way to give back?  

There’s a new way to tell the Jewish Federation of Ottawa how you want to get involved in building Jewish life and community, caring for our most vulnerable, or making the world a better place …

Equity coach motion passes unanimously at OCDSB meeting

After hours of debate and discussion, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board unanimously passed a motion last night to hire a full-time Jewish Equity Coach. The vote was met with applause from the public gallery, where some attendees wore T-shirts reading "End Jew Hatred" and held signs s…

Ottawa’s beloved long-time cantor and the “Aptowitzer attitude”

Gitta and Cantor David Aptowitzer shown in an Ottawa Jewish Bulletin photo that accompanied an article about their move to Motza, near Jerusalem, in 2013.

After more than four decades of service to the Ottawa Jewish community, beloved Cantor David Aptowitzer Z”L leaves a legacy of kindnes…

‘Jewish pride is a revolution’ — Ben Freeman to speak in Ottawa

Founder of the modern Jewish Pride movement, a Jewish leader, thinker, and educator, Ben M. Freeman is the author of Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People and Reclaiming our Story: The Pursuit of Jewish Pride.

Reclaiming, his newest book, released this fall, takes readers – both Jewish and no…